Don Bosco Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

An Eighty Year Mission to the Poor of Port Chester

Will you join us to serve those in most need in Port Chester?

Volunteer opportunities include:

Food Pantry: Saturday and Tuesday, 7am – 9:30am
Open Closet: Monday and Friday, 9am – 11am
Soup Kitchen: Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 12:45pm

Food and Clothing Drives: Young people seeking community service, in addition to clubs, schools and religious organizations, are needed to help collect specific food and clothing items throughout the year . Contact us for the latest food/clothing drive need list.

Volunteer Contact: Carmen Lopez de Linero,


Accepted: Clothes, shoes, small household items
Not Accepted: Books, Christmas decorations, furniture, toys. Some furniture we can post on our Facebook page for recipients to pick up.
Food Pantry Donations: Rice, beans (dry and canned), lentils, cereal, tuna, tomato sauce, pasta, jelly, fresh vegetables
Soup Kitchen Donations: Fresh vegetables, meat, rice, beans, coffee, sugar

Serving 35,000 meals over the past 12 months at our daily soup kitchen and welcoming 450 households to our food pantry each Tuesday and  Saturday.

Since 1928, Don Bosco Center has served the needs of poor immigrant youth and their families in the Village of Port Chester. Our food and clothing programs – Don Bosco Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Children’s Closet – are core to our mission of enabling all people to live healthy and productive lives.

In the tradition of St. John Bosco, these programs are meant to nourish by providing access to “daily bread” but also the “bread of life.” In addition to breakfast and lunch at our Soup Kitchen, groceries at our Food Pantry and clothing, books and toys at our Children’s Closet, we welcome our guests by joining them in prayer and affirmation of their dignity as a child of God.